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Best Films of 2012

2012 was an incredible year for films. Every year has had a handful of really great films that inspire and awe, but this year was something special. Usually I post my Top 10 with a bunch of honorable mentions, but I loved so many movies this year I’m posting a Top 35. For most that is a really high number, but sadly that still only counts as my top fraction. For I’ve now seen 169 films from 2012 thanks to being a film critic for The Film Yap, working at the Heartland Film Festival and having way too much downtime while I’m in Texas.

Before I start, I do want to clarify that I have seen a lot but I haven’t seen everything. Some of the big ones that I’ll catch up with one day are Rush and Bone, In the Family, I Wish, Headhunters, The Woman in the Fifth, 2 Days in New York, The Gatekeepers, No, Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God, The Central Park Five, Room 237, Bill W., The Ambassador, The Forgiveness of Blood, Red Hook Summer, Detachment, Crazy Horse and Dark Horse. Also maybe one day I’ll see The Amazing Spider-Man but I still can’t bring myself to do it.

Anywho, HERE WE GO!

#35 – Compliance

Compliance

Years ago I heard the story about the brutal scams being performed in fast food restaurants but they always seemed too fantastical to be real. Why would someone commit a strip search of a fellow employee just because a voice on the phone told them to do so? Compliance takes you through the hours of such a crime and the context is surprising. Logic is questioned and the more suspense is raised, the more you grow concerned for humanity. It’s a difficult movie to forget. Continue reading

Episode #8 — The Man Who Fell to Earth / Opus Dei / Coppa Piacentina / Prometheus / Conrad: The Factory-Made Boy / 24

The Man Who Fell to Earth podcast review

The Immortals return after a week off! They discuss important topics like who is sexier: David Bowie in The Man Who Fell to Earth or Jack Bauer in 24? Adam abandons all of his morals for the sake of the podcast! They compare two non-sci-fi things to sci-fi movies! They discover who likes crazy German industrial music and which Immortals think that Immortal is crazy! All of this and more

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